By Ahmad Rafay Alam
The urbanisation in Pakistan brings with it a massive demand for housing,especially in our cities. Urban areas constitute no more than three per cent of Pakistan’s total land mass,yet,are home to at least 35 per cent of its population. And if demographic projections are accurate,urbanisation . . . →Read More:Bigger,more isolated,with development
By Faraz Khan
While gangs and smugglers have operated in Lyari for decades,the most recent of these clashes emerged in 2002. The fallouts and gains of these fights are what has shaped the current conflict in Lyari.
In 2002,gang leader Haji Lalu controlled the drug operations in Lyari,with Rehman . . . →Read More:The hub of gangs
KARACHI:Sindh home ministry on Tuesday announced bounty on most wanted criminals of the troubled Lyari neighbourhood of Karachi,DawnNews reported.
According to a notification issued by the ministry,head money of Rs 2 million on Uzair Baloch,Rs 3 million on Baba Ladla,Rs 1.6 million on Ibrahim Katchi,Rs 1.5 million on Rashid . . . →Read More:Bounty placed on Lyari’s most wanted criminals
Eighteen bloodied bodies,shot Gestapo-style,lay by the roadside. Men in army uniforms had stopped four buses bound from Rawalpindi to Gilgit,demanding that all 117 persons on board alight.Those with Shia sounding names on their national identification cards were separated out. Minutes later it was all over;the earlier massacres of Hazara Shias in Mastung and . . . →Read More:Why should religion make us lose respect for human life?
Though no age in the human history is immaculate of the bloodspots of violence but in the present phase of the history when due to fast means of communication the world has withered into a village,violence has become a hot burning topic everywhere. By nature and manifestation violence is of different kinds. One is . . . →Read More:Islam and the ‘history’ of violence
Eight cons dressed as policemen,riding a police mobile,robbed a bank of around Rs2.3 million in cash and jewelry worth more than Rs200 million in Chichawatni on Monday.
. . . →Read More:Bank robbed by conmen dressed as policemen
An elderly woman and her daughter were killed in an attack in one of the rooms in the VIP ward of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences late on Saturday night.
According to the police,the attackers’ target was Rana Sarwat,an under-trial prisoner,who was under treatment after he suffered bullet wounds in district courts . . . →Read More:Woman and daughter killed as attackers opened fire on the wrong target
They all heard some version of the same thing.“Whaddaya mean,deployed?” Or “I thought everyone came home.”
. . . →Read More:Families scared to see their loved ones deployed to Afghanistan
The body of a newborn baby was excavated from the Malikpur graveyard in Faisalabad on Monday evening. . . . →Read More:Blackmagic:Infant’s body missing from grave in Faisalabad